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Aesop’s "The Lion and the Mouse"
Sunday, April 28
Adults, $12; Youth (6–12 years) $8 Buy tickets
“Little friends may prove great friends.”
This timeless moral of one of Aesop’s greatest fables, “The Lion and the Mouse,” is brought to life during Chicago-based Von Orthal Puppets’ new, whimsical adaptation. Combining the arts of marionette and bunraku puppetry with an original score and narration, a tale of friendship is told through engaging and expressive puppets hand-constructed with found and recycled materials.
This family program is appropriate for youth ages six and older. Ticket price includes general admission to the Driehaus Museum.
About the Performers
Von Orthal Puppets is composed of a group of Chicago-based artists dedicated to bringing children and adults quality cultural experiences in the puppetry arts. Von Orthal Puppets has been captivating audiences for over a decade with a unique combination of traditional European, Japanese, and American puppetry techniques, as well as a blend of imagination, music, and story with expressively alive characters and a refined artistic quality. For more information, please visit VonOrthalPuppets.com.
Image courtesy of Von Orthal Puppets.
Please note that in exchange for your reservation and/or ticket, you have authorized the Driehaus Museum to photograph, record, film, video tape, or otherwise use your likeness, performance, image, and/or voice for use in general and/or program-related Driehaus Museum promotional materials. If for any reason, you do not wish to be photographed, please provide your name(s) at registration that evening.
Mansions and Millionaires: The McCormickville Walking Tour
First and third Saturdays, May 3 through November 15
Step back in time to enjoy a special walking tour of Chicago's River North district, led by historian Sally Sexton Kalmbach. Read more
Book Club: I Am Madame X
Saturday, September 6
Discuss Gilded Age fiction, biography, and history with the authors and historians. In this remarkable novel, author Gioia Diliberto tells the story of American beauty Virginie Gautreau, the subject of John Singer Sargent’s famous 1884 painting Portrait of Madame X. Read more
Nickerson Lecture: Achievements of the Low Art Tile Company
Thursday, September 18
The Low Art tile Company produced some of the finest ceramic tiles ever produced in the United States. Between 1878 and 1904 Low tiles were displayed in more than eighteen distributors showrooms around the United States, Canada and Britain. The talk will provide a window into the artistic world of late 19th century America. Read more
Book Club: The Picture of Dorian Gray
Saturday, October 11
Discuss Gilded Age fiction, biography, and history with the authors and historians. Join us for a lively discussion of Oscar Wilde’s only published novel. Read more
Gypsy Jazz: Swing Gitan
Friday, October 17
Back by popular demand! Chicago's premiere gypsy-jazz band, Swing Gitan, led by Alfonso Ponticello returns to the Museum for an evening of foot-tappin' swing played on acoustic instruments in the 1930's-style music of guitarist Django Reinhardt. Read more
Nickerson Lecture: Gardens for a Beautiful America
Thursday, October 30
Gilded Age industrialism brought a new prosperity, but at the price of once pristine forests, rivers, and blue skies, devastated by continental railroad building and factory pollution. This lecture will explore the work of wealthy women and landscape architects to green America. Read more
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